Using standards to advance the implementation of climate targets
Stopping climate change is one of the most pressing tasks of our time. As a global challenge needs global solutions, there is increasing focus on international cooperation.
Until18 November 2022, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (COP 27). Under the motto “Together for Implementation”, the two-week international conference will focus on concrete implementation steps resulting from the previous joint declarations of intent and goals.
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, of which DIN is a member will also be there. International standards and specifications play a decisive role as an instrument for implementing climate protection commitments. The widespread adoption and use of relevant international standards will help policy makers, business and society adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change and accelerate the transition to a greenhouse-neutral economy. Standardization provides a platform for the exchange of all interests to jointly identify international solutions and to implement them in the form of standards.
Christoph Winterhalter, ISO Vice President Policy and DIN Executive Board Chairman, will be attending as a member of the ISO delegation. He emphasizes: “International Standards and specifications can make a significant contribution to both climate protection and adaptation to climate change. Due to their broad acceptance and application, standards and specifications are an important lever for stopping man-made climate change and initiating adaptation processes.”
Both live at its own stand (Green Zone (Hall E2, No. Y34) and Blue Zone (Zone H, No. P133)) and online, ISO will be demonstrating in different formats how international standards can support the implementation of international and national climate policies.
All those interested can participate in a number of livestream events. For example:
Blue Zone, COP27, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt | 17 November 2022
(Note: The list is being continuously adapted. Further events which are being updated daily can be found on the ISO website)
The 2022 UN Climate Change Conference is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the Egyptian government.
The contribution that the international standardization community can and must make to sustainable climate protection was set out by the 167 members of ISO in their London Declaration. In essence, as part of a common international strategy, standards and specifications are a crucial lever in the fight against climate change.